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Latitude: 50.6845 / 50°41'4"N
Longitude: -3.4584 / 3°27'30"W
OS Eastings: 297067
OS Northings: 88221
OS Grid: SX970882
Mapcode National: GBR P3.3FK5
Mapcode Global: FRA 37N8.DHR
Entry Name: Topsham Bridge (That Part Within the East Devon District)
Listing Date: 19 March 1987
Last Amended: 10 January 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097602
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86139
Location: Clyst St. George, East Devon, Devon, EX3
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Clyst St. George
Built-Up Area: Topsham
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Clyst St George
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
CLYST ST GEORGE
1853/2/2 TOPSHAM BRIDGE
Also Known As: CLYST BRIDGE
Road bridge over River Clyst. Early C17 or earlier; largely destroyed circa mid C17; rebuilt and widened C18 and C19. Random rubble limestone. Four round main arches and smaller floodwater arch to west. West arch has remains of springing of an earlier arch exposed on south side. Dressed limestone arch rings; cutwaters to north and south; parapet with semi-circular coping. Earlier masonry visible under arches and bridge widened by about 0.7m on either side [SMR]. The bridge was reported in 1647 as having been demolished by the command of Sir Thomas Fairfax and was still "unbuilt to the great prejudices" of the district. Twenty-three years later it was again said to be in decay. There is no date for the rebuilding [former list description for Exeter states that it was built in 1745 by Andrew Parker], but there are at least two builds visible.
SOURCES:  Henderson, C. and Jervoise, E. Old Devon Bridges [Exeter 1938] pp.69-70.  SMR.
Listing NGR: SX9705488214
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